North Macedonia v Netherlands, 21 June 2021

Score3-0 to Netherlands
RefereeIstván Kovács
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group C
VenueJohan Cruyff ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance15,227
Kick-off: 6.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU) and Ovidiu Artene (ROU) Fourth official: Georgi Kabakov (BUL) Video Assistant Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA) This was match no. 29 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament (final group game). Netherlands won two and drew two of the four previous meetings (all FIFA World Cup qualifiers).

0  North Macedonia

Manager: Igor Angelovski

3  Netherlands

Manager: Frank de Boer

Goals:

Goals:

Memphis Depay 24 G
Georginio Wijnaldum 50 G
Georginio Wijnaldum 58 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski
Defender Visar Musliu
Defender Stefan Ristovski
Defender/Midfielder Arijan Ademi
Defender/Midfielder Ezgjan Alioski
Defender/Midfielder Darko Velkovski
Midfielder Enis Bardhi
Midfielder/Forward Eljif Elmas
Midfielder/Forward Goran Pandev (captain)

Starting lineup:

Defender Matthijs de Ligt
Defender Stefan de Vrij
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Denzel Dumfries
Midfielder Frenkie de Jong
Midfielder Ryan Gravenberch
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Memphis Depay
Forward Donyell Malen

Substitutions:

Darko Churlinov for Ivan Tričkovski 56
Ferhan Hasani for Aleksandr Trajkovski 68
Tihomir Kostadinov for Goran Pandev 69
Boban Nikolov for Arijan Ademi 78
Vlatko Stojanovski for Enis Bardhi 78

Substitutions:

Steven Berghuis for Denzel Dumfries 46
Jurriën Timber for Stefan de Vrij 46
Quincy Promes for Donyell Malen 66
Wout Weghorst for Memphis Depay 66
Cody Gakpo for Frenkie de Jong 79

Cards:

Stefan Ristovski 18 Y
Visar Musliu 48 Y
Ezgjan Alioski 65 Y
Tihomir Kostadinov 84 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Risto Jankov
Goalkeeper Damjan Siskovski
Defender Kire Ristevski
Defender Gjoko Zajkov
Midfielder Daniel Avramovski
Midfielder Tihomir Kostadinov
Midfielder Boban Nikolov
Midfielder Stefan Spirovski
Midfielder/Forward Darko Churlinov
Forward Ferhan Hasani
Forward Krste Velkoski

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marco Bizot
Goalkeeper Tim Krul
Defender Nathan Aké
Defender Jurriën Timber
Defender Joël Veltman
Defender/Midfielder Teun Koopmeiners
Midfielder Steven Berghuis
Midfielder/Forward Cody Gakpo
Midfielder/Forward Davy Klaassen
Midfielder/Forward Quincy Promes
Forward Luuk de Jong
Forward Wout Weghorst

Comments:

In their first major tournament, North Macedonia finished bottom of Group C after losing all three games. North Macedonia had not now led during any of their three group games at Euro 2020 or their five games against Netherlands. A month before his 38th birthday, Goran Pandev made the last of his national record of 122 apearances for North Macedonia. He made his debut for his country in June 2001.

Comments:

Netherlands progressed to the knockout stages after winning their three group games at a UEFA European Championship finals for a third time; also 2000 and 2008. Netherlands had now scored two or more goals in ten consecutive games for the first time. The previous record of nine games had stood since May 1935. Defender Denzel Dumfries failed in his attempt to became the first Dutch player to score in their first three games at the UEFA European Championship finals since Ruud van Nistelrooy at Euro 2004.